We have been introduced to Amanda Sanders this season on The Real Housewives of New York and many of you are probably wondering, who is this woman? Well, we have the details for you. According to a report fromÂ Page Six, Bravo producers hired Amanda, who is an image consultant, to boost Aviva’s appeal to viewers.
Aviva and Amanda have been friends for a long time and while some say Amanda’s occupation is a coincidence, the report claims producers wanted to make Aviva aÂ â€œmore likableâ€ character for the audience and her cast mates.
Other insiders say that Amanda is just testing in a known role as a “Friend of The Housewives.”
According to Amanda’s website, sheÂ is the co-founder and CEO ofÂ NewYorkImageConsultant.com, a New York-based image and wardrobe consulting company that styles men and women, and has had both a private and celebrity clientele for nearly 15 years. Aside from her image consulting company and working with celebrities such as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, and Gwyneth Paltrow,Â AmandaÂ is also a TV personality for Bravo TV. She has appeared on the show â€˜Love Brokerâ€™ as the stylist and image consultant, and as of March 2014 will be staring on â€˜The Real Housewives of New York Cityâ€™.
A native of NYC,Â AmandaÂ graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious School of Fine Arts at Boston University with a B.F.A. in costume design. Specializing in creating signature looks for celebrity and other high-profile clientele,Â AmandaÂ has experienced tremendous success in both television and film, as well as in multiple print forms.
Amanda has styled the biggest names in Hollywood and designed costumes for countless blockbuster movies and hit TV shows. She has done photo shoots and been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time Magazine, People and more.
Amanda took the liberty of commenting on this post to reveal that she wasn’t hired as an image consultant for Aviva. Amanda writes, “Just to clarify, I was never brought on to make over Aviva or be her image consultant. Iâ€™m from New York and have known Aviva for many years. The show simply added some new faces to keep things interestingÂ .”
What do you think of Amanda?
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